The W
Views: 95612177
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Calendar | Color chart | Log in for more!
18.4.14 1335
The W - Movies & TV - "Watchmen" cast announced
This thread has 16 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
Thread rated: 4.81
Pages: 1
(3349 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (11 total)
Karlos the Jackal
Lap cheong








Since: 2.1.02
From: The City of Subdued Excitement

Since last post: 75 days
Last activity: 15 hours
#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.00
Here is the cast for the upcoming Watchmen movie, to be directed by Zack Snyder (300). There's also a teaser poster.

Biggest star: Billy Crudup as Dr. Manhattan.
Most inspired: Jackie Earle Haley as Rorschach.

Mostly, my ambivalence continues.

--K

(edited by Karlos the Jackal on 2.8.07 1540)


Last 5 movies seen: 300 **1/2 - The Big Bad Swim *** - The Host ***1/2 - Zodiac **** - Ratatouille ****
Promote this thread!
It's False
Scrapple








Since: 20.6.02
From: I am the Tag Team Champions!

Since last post: 7 days
Last activity: 2 days
#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.67
No one really name-worthy or recognizable here. Of course, no one heard of Gerard Butler before 300, so I'm still jacked about this movie.




The Wisdom of Homsar:
AaAaAaAaAaAaA! Caramel corn for president, please!
hansen9j
Andouille








Since: 7.11.02
From: Riderville, SK

Since last post: 17 days
Last activity: 1 day
#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.29
God bless an era where movies like these are actually made, are made right, and actually make money.

Now where's my Preacher??

    Originally posted by It's False
    No one really name-worthy or recognizable here. Of course, no one heard of Gerard Butler before 300, so I'm still jacked about this movie.


I'd much rather watch people who are cast right, rather than cast because they're a name. I'd rather watch Jackie Earle Haley (who I've never seen before) as Rorschach than, say, Bruce Willis, who would have me during the whole movie going that's Bruce Willis.



Proud member of the Dwight Army of Champions.

Word Up, Thome
odessasteps
Scrapple








Since: 2.1.02
From: MD, USA

Since last post: 23 days
Last activity: 1 day
#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.80

I think having one or two big names and a bunch of "accurately-cast" unknowns is the way to go.



Mark Coale
Odessa Steps Magazine
The Affirmation, Baby Blog
Tenken347
Boudin blanc








Since: 27.2.03
From: Parts Unknown

Since last post: 3 days
Last activity: 31 min.
#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.34
I don't know, I think Watchmen is the kind of project that would benefit from the gravitas of name actors. Still, as long as the cast involved does a good job, you're not going to hear me complain. They gave March 2009 as the release date, which seems pretty feasable, but I wouldn't be surprised if they bump it closer to the summer season.
OlFuzzyBastard
Knackwurst








Since: 28.4.02
From: Pittsburgh, PA

Since last post: 12 days
Last activity: 10 days
AIM:  
#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.23
    Originally posted by hansen9j
    Now where's my Preacher??


HBO, probably next year.
oldschoolhero
Knackwurst








Since: 2.1.02
From: nWo Country

Since last post: 1799 days
Last activity: 1733 days
#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.00
Crudup, Wilson and Haley are absolutely perfectly cast, and Morgan can pull off Comedian. Given the budgetary restraints, this is a cracking selection.



To those who say people wouldn't look; they wouldn't be interested; they're too complacent, indifferent and insulated, I can only reply: There is, in one reporter's opinion, considerable evidence against that contention. But even if they are right, what have they got to lose? Because if they are right, and this instrument is good for nothing but to entertain, amuse and insulate, then the tube is flickering now and we will soon see that the whole struggle is lost. This instrument can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and it can even inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends. Otherwise it is merely wires, and lights, in a box.-Edward R. Murrow
samoflange
Lap cheong








Since: 22.2.04
From: Cambridge, MA

Since last post: 184 days
Last activity: 176 days
#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.27
    Originally posted by OlFuzzyBastard
      Originally posted by hansen9j
      Now where's my Preacher??


    HBO, probably next year.


!!!!
This is much bigger news to me than a Watchmen movie. Now somebody needs to adapt Alan Moore's version of Swamp Thing to film or TV and pretty much every one of my favorite non-mainstream comics will be accounted for.



Lloyd: When I met Mary, I got that old fashioned romantic feeling, where I'd do anything to bone her.
Harry: That's a special feeling.
kentish
Andouille








Since: 19.8.05
From: My Old Kentucky Home

Since last post: 6 days
Last activity: 1 hour
#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.50
    Originally posted by samoflange
      Originally posted by OlFuzzyBastard
        Originally posted by hansen9j
        Now where's my Preacher??


      HBO, probably next year.


    !!!!
    This is much bigger news to me than a Watchmen movie. Now somebody needs to adapt Alan Moore's version of Swamp Thing to film or TV and pretty much every one of my favorite non-mainstream comics will be accounted for.


I am more excited about this than anything on television in a long time. Preacher and HBO go together like PB & J.

The Watchmen cast seems fine, but my doubts are still about Zach Snyder. Sure, 300 LOOKED great, but how many beefcake shots of men's abs and pecs can you cram into 2 hours before it just becomes homo erotic? Watchmen is a totally different kind of story, and I am not sure it lends itself to Snyder's skills.




Dean! Have you been shooting dope into your scrotum? You can tell me! I'm hip!
Cerebus
Knackwurst








Since: 17.11.02

Since last post: 2 days
Last activity: 1 day
#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.48
Zach Snyder must have loved the PHANTOM OF THE OPERA film as much as I did. Now he's gone and cast both of the male stars from that film as the main stars of two of his films.

Gerard Butler was the Phantom and Patrick Wilson palyed Raul in PHANTOM.

Interesting, Where's Emmy Rossums' role?
John Orquiola
Scrapple








Since: 28.2.02
From: Boston

Since last post: 126 days
Last activity: 90 days
#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.75
>Sure, 300 LOOKED great, but how many beefcake shots of men's abs and pecs can you cram into 2 hours before it just becomes homo erotic? <

All of them? You know what I liked about 300? 300 is the closest I've seen a motion picture come to what watching WWE is like. Over the top action? Bloody ultraviolence? Check and check. Ripped and jacked nearly naked men? Check. Dialogue yelled at the top of their lungs? Check. Straightforward storytelling with clear cut good and evil? Check. All problems and issues resolved by fighting? Check. Freaks of all sizes and shapes? Check. Strong, sexy women being demeaned with violent comeuppance to the villains who mistreat them? Check. Homoeroticism? Oh my, yes, that's a check. The Immortals even busted out a dropkick and their big muscle monster hit a chokeslam.

I don't see how any of that translates to "Zack Snyder is the perfect man to bring the most accomplished comic book series ever to the big screen". Well, I can see how Warners execs saw naked Dr. Manhattan, thought of naked Spartans, and yelled, "Get Snyder on the phone!" Nevertheless, I'll save my complainng - or praise - until I see the movie. And I am dying to see it. It's Watchmen!

(edited by John Orquiola on 3.8.07 1313)


Back of the Head: www.backofthehead.com
Thread rated: 4.81
Pages: 1
Thread ahead: Am I the only one here who watched HAIRSPRAY?
Next thread: Underdog
Previous thread: POSTAL
(3349 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
I started my Idol viewing early tonight by checking out American Idol Extra and Idol Tonight. Those shows (and their hosts) are incredibly bad, but the interview with Mandisa revealed something:
Related threads: I Am Sprung! Aronofsky to direct Watchmen - More...
The W - Movies & TV - "Watchmen" cast announcedRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim

This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.191 seconds.